Well better question I should be asking is when the Seaford extension goes open to public will the entire line be serviced with nothing but 4000s or will there still be some 3000s making the Journey to Seaford in express services?
Mathematics my dear Watson.
There were more 4000s ordered than required for the Seaford line., When Gawler electrification was cancelled there was talk of reducing the order but contract variation costs* ruled that out. *And perhaps common sense.
With surplus 4000s there will be no need for DMUs on the Seaford or Tonsley lines.
Operationally it would be better to run just one type of vehicle so acceleration and braking work to the same profiles. this is one reason why the Tonsley line is also being electrified. Also it is better for crews to always have one type of unit on the route. The EMU's should have much greater acceleration than the 3000s. Take a history lesson about what happened on the once busy Port line when steam, Brills and Red Hens were mixed.